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Is this phobia stemming from a past life?
by: Christina

I've visited this forum again and again for a few years reading the comments from others about this phobia. I've struggled with this phobia since I was really little, i'm 24 now and I still try to avoid pools with them. I'm really starting to question maybe this phobia stems from a past life situation? (if anyone believes in any of that) but honestly i'm seriously starting to wonder that maybe it could of been a past life swimming accident or something. I've been thinking about this for awhile and really asking myself, WHY I have this, do I have a real reason to be scared of them, and how on earth could I possibly be scared of them. Maybe possibly seeing a medium/psychic that does past life regression or something in regards to this (okay maybe not to that extent but hey, maybe answers??) This is my second post on the comments here, first one being years ago and i'm honestly thankful that again i'm not the only one who suffers from this bizarre phobia. :P

Finally someone else
by: Anonymous

Pretty much for as long as I can remember I have been mortified of pool lights and I can't go near them. I used to be able to until my dad threw me in a pool full of them at a very young age and ever since I could barely look at them. I used to get so angry at myself because I knew it should be an irrational fear but it made total sense to me. It stopped me from playing games in my pool at home with my friends, stopped me from swimming on hot days, stopped me from joining the swim team at school and once even stopped me from saving my little brother from drowning- I stood on the side and screamed for my parents, paralysed with fear that if I went in something would happen. Recently I have started trying to fix it and now I can get close to them but not touch them, and I have also been trying to find out more about my fear. It makes me feel so much better that there are other people out there with the same fear and that I'm not alone in the world.

Pool lights
by: Anonymous

I don't know why but I just canot go near pool lights they are not scary but when ever I get near one they feel like satan is breathing down my neck

Pool lights
by: Anonymous

I don't know why but I just canot go near pool lights they are not scary but when ever I get near one they feel like satan is breathing down my neck

Pool lights
by: Anonymous

I don't know why but I just canot go near pool lights they are not scary but when ever I get near one they feel like satan is breathing down my neck

amazing
by: Anonymous

I'm almost 33 years old and its only been in the last 5 years (my mom bought a house with an in ground pool... with a light) that I've been able to be within 3 feet of a pool light. I too am afraid of the lane lines, the drains, and especially the lights. When I was very little my mom was pregnant and we were at the pool and I freaked out, kicking her HARD in the stomach just to get away from a light I hadn't realized was there. I still walk around any pool before I get in it to scope out the location of lights, and I don't like to walk over the lane lines at the YMCA. I'm not afraid of electrocution or being sucked in.... its just an anxiety. I always thought I was a freak, but I guess I'm not the only freak! I've been working on it though, like I said.... at my mom's pool I hang from the diving board just in front of light to try to get used to the fear.....

Same here!
by: Linz

I'm so glad it's not just me! I am 16 and thought it was crazy and I was the only one, but i've been afraid of lane lines, drains, and lights in the pool ever since I can remember. I won't go near them, they just creep me out!

weird dreaming
by: Anonymous

I have phobia of swimming pool with black lanes and deep of pool with lanes too since I was little girl. I am 55 years old now and I always have dream about it for years and years like two to four times every year, scary. I hate it. When I had dreams, I saw everywhere at the bottom of pool with black lanes in different shape every time, terribly. I wanted to watch Olympic swimming but I can't because I am scared of dreaming again about it. I can swim very well in pool without black lane or ocean. Swimming pool with black lanes is really weird to me. I am glad that I am not one in the world. I don't know why do I have phobia of it. That is life!!!

Wow...
by: Anonymous

I wondered if I was the only one. I'm twenty years old also. My family and boyfriend teases me about this. I love to swim, but the swimming lanes and pool lights, whether on or off, freak me out. I can't swim over them, near them, look at them, touch them. They give me the creeps. I have no idea why.... It's good to know I'm not alone, but I wish I knew why...

Feel better
by: Nic

Im 38 and never knew I had a prob til 2days ago. I swim 3times a week always go on the same nights. Missed Mon this week so decided to go Tue instead; got ready, standin at the side of the pool and just couldn't get in coz the whole pool was still in lanes. Bit of a panic attack at the pool so just got ready and came home. Took me 4hours to stop shakin and get myself calmed down. Rang the pool today to find out what nights the lanes are left up so it never happens again, but to be honest it's put me off going back, just in case. Soooo happy to see some other people the same :)

Another One?!
by: Amanda B.

I'm glad to see that I'm definatly not alone (I think I'm getting obsesive over this. I just wrote an articlt on it and now I'm looking for other ones, too *creepy*) I wish people could reply to comments up here because I would like to know: Are you (or anyone else who's comment) afriad of anything else under water, like ship wrecks, seaweed, pool drains, rocks, ect.?

lanes and drains
by: lat....

Heh i'm a girl and i used to have swimming lessonsas a 3 yera old. I was holdling onto the wall and there was a big black blotch under my hands! I freaked out. and the little tiles looked like holes in the ground. I can kind of see where my fear came from but i can step on them now. I'm just petrified of drains!!

ME TOO!
by: Anonymous

I cant believe Im reading this! I swear i thought no one else felt like that! I even swam competatively and I hated to be in the pool alone or if only a couple people we were in. I also dont like the run over drains on outline of the pool where they store the "lane" when they arent in use! WOW!

Same
by: T-A

For me it's been the lines, the lights and the drains. The lights aren't as bad, and the lines have MOSTLY gone away but I'm still petrified of the drains.. still not sure why either becuase I'm not even like afraid they'll suck me In or anything they just spook me..

So do I
by: Sydney

I have the same fear... And also in pools with the built in underwater lights, I can't swim near the lights

odd
by: laura

i am the same!! i thought it was just me! im 20 years old and i still wont go in a pool if there are lane lines. They petrify me and i dont no why!! I have always had this phobia and dont no where it come from.

wow...me too
by: Alice

I have this phobia too -- my friend and I were discussing it today (down at the pool, incidentally, where the pool had lane dividers), and we decided to research to see if anyone else had the phobia. Now I know there are at least two more... ha.

I've been frightened of pools with black lines ever since I can remember. At 23 years old, I'm still wary to step into one. It's rather embarrassing and I have absolutely no idea where the fear came from....

Me too
by: James

I too have this phobia, im 15 and ever since i can remember ive been really freaked out by them just looking at pictures of pools designed with them scares me, im not scared of swimming in the ocean or pools without the lanes, its mainly because they remind me of sharks.

If i have to swim in a pool with them i always stay in the middle section of the pool or the shallower end. Away from them .

Im glad to finaly find out im not the only one with this phobia.
Any more infomation about this please let me know,
i dont know how old your post is cause this site doesnt tell you.

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